Advance Design & Concepts, Inc. has been involved with the training of alcohol sellers and servers since 1987. In 1991, it was given a grant by the state of Illinois to assist in the standardization of curriculum for this type of training to be included in Illinois legislation.

Our instructors, Thomas LoCascio and Sean Beane, boast a highly qualified educational and practical background in all modules covered in the BASSET program. Their resumes include:

  • A Masters Degree in Education from Northern Illinois University

  • A Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from Blackburn College, Carlinville, IL

  • Received Illinois State Grant to create BASSET curriculum for inclusion into passage of Title 77, Illinois Administrative Code, Chapter XVI, Part 3500

  • Proprietor and employed within the hospitality industry for over 25 years

  • Over 30 years of municipal police law enforcement experience

  • Authors of BASSET course "Alcohol Sellers and Servers, Professionals, Not Professional Servants"

  • BASSET Advisory Council, Illinois Liquor Control Commission

  • BASSET Instructors for Harper and Elgin, Community Colleges

  • Educator of the Year, Elgin Community College, 1992

  • Instructors / consultants for Sangamon State University's State of Illinois Center for Legal Studies on BASSET issues and educational seminars for judges, state's attorneys, and DUI evaluators

  • Resource for "Operation Straight ID", Illinois Secretary of State's Office

  • Completion of Illinois State Police Intoxilyzer Program

  • Customized BASSET training programs for Wal-Mart, Target, TGIF, Dominick's, Olive Garden, Sam's Club, Marriott Hotels, Ultra Foods, Arlington Heights-Frontiers Days Festival, J.J. Peppers, and numerous major franchise and independently owned restaurant establishments and retail outlets

  • Consultant to DeKalb County State's Attorney, Arlington Heights, Palatine, Highwood, Sandwich, Genoa, East Dundee, Rockford, St. Charles, West Dundee, and Carpentersville for consideration of passing BASSET ordinances

  • Instructor for Bartending Class for ABC Bartending Schools, Elgin, Harper, & Oakton Community Colleges

  • Past member Kane County DUI Task Force

  • Past member, Steering Committee, International Responsible Beverage Service Council

Tom or Sean can be reached by E-mail at Adcbasset@comcast.net or by phone at (847) 428-1744



The professional ID checking techniques session is the hallmark of our BASSET Training Program.

Illinois Liquor 
Control Commission


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